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Learning from Vicente Wolf

Learning from Vicente Wolf

Posted by on May 25, 2010 in Decorating, Design, Tips | 3 comments

I read some advice from interior designer Vicente Wolf in a magazine interview the other day. He said that a space should have ‘flow’. “Like water flowing down a river. There might be a little rock here or a little bit of rapids there, but the river never stops flowing”. I take this to mean that the eye should move effortlessly from...

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Bedroom inspiration

Bedroom inspiration

Posted by on May 13, 2010 in Decorating, Design, Inspiration | 4 comments

I’ve had this image in my files for a while now, without realizing where it came from. Today, Apartment Therapy has a post about this room and others, all from L’Hotel Recamier in Paris. While the canopy headboards are a bit much for me, I find these shots inspiring because of the use of geometric patterns (a favorite technique of mine for...

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Coral and gray

Coral and gray

Posted by on May 3, 2010 in Color palette, Decorating, Design | 3 comments

I bought some coral-colored parrot tulips the other day. As I watched them change from bright orange on the first day to faded apricot at the end of their life, I was reminded of how amazing coral can look in an interior scheme. It’s been a sadly neglected hue in the past few years, but recently I’ve spotted a few rooms that combine coral with...

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Un-bachelor pads

Un-bachelor pads

Posted by on Nov 9, 2009 in Decorating, Design, Inspiration, Tips | 6 comments

I recently received an email from a reader who wanted to issue me a challenge: find some images and ideas to inspire the decoration of a house for three 21-year-old guys. Always up for a challenge, I decided to give it a try. As soon as I started hunting, I could see the quandry for men interested in design, especially younger guys and those renting or...

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